Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Obsession: Birchbox!

I am completely obsessed with samples, the freer the better!  

I have been able to score tons of free samples for about a year now.  Free face cream, ring sizers, diapers [as a joke], deodorant, business cards, lotions, etc.  

I love them soooo much, but sometimes they are not the best quality, so I started looking into boxes of samples with a subscription fee.  [Glossybox, Birchbox, BeautyBar, etc.]  

After doing my research I decided to go with a subscription for Birchbox.  I chose to do the $10 /month and cancel anytime option.  

I now have received two Birchboxes [July and August] and I LOVE THEM.  It's so exciting to see the box in the mail.  You never know what you're going to get!

First, you apply to the website and if you're accepted you fill out a profile about yourself.  This includes skin and hair type, what you'd like to receive in your box, and things like that.  I was approved within the same day of applying.  

The exciting little pink box!

 Inside the pink little box! A little brown box.

Inside my first box:  bobby pins, Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream for a sensitive face, pedicure packets, party proof lipstick, and I.C.O.N. India Oil for hair.

The bobby pins are adorable. They're kind of tough to put in but stay in place well.  The cream did not bother my face so it truly is for sensitive skin, I haven't tried the pedicure packets yet.  I love the lipstick, it's surprisingly bright!! It's not the most stay proof but it does stay pretty well!  The India Oil smells amazing! It makes my hair very soft and even though it has such a strong smell it is not over powering to wear.  
Overall: I love my first box!!

Inside my second box:  Eau Flirt perfume sample, Juice Beauty Oil-Free moisturizer, Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect, Tan Towels, and a Coastal Scents eyeshadow sample set.

The perfume smells very nice but I haven't used it yet [my mom will probably steal it!].  The moisturizer goes on very nicely.  It feels oily at first but once it's rubbed in it makes skin very soft.  The Number 4 spray has a very odd smell.  I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. [Do NOT use it with the I.C.O.N. India oil, the combined smell is awful.]  I haven't used the tan towels or eye shadow yet but I am excited to use both.
Overall: Very pleased with my second box as well!

I highly recommend getting a subscription to this service if it sounds appealing! It's only $10 for a month and you get amazing samples.  You also get points for reviewing products that can be used in the store to purchase full size products.  They also have men's boxes! 

If you are interested in purchasing a subscription: http://birch.ly/1d5nsT2 

[This blog page is not sponsored, I just really love the service!]

As always, thank you for reading!

P.S. If you would like me to post on how to get free samples, please let me know!